constant WiFi disconnect/reconnect

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    Ever since the latest Android update the end of December, my wifi constantly disconnects and reconnects. Is anyone else having this problem? If so, have you fixed it and if you have, please let me know how to do it.
    Device is GS3, no mods or JB.
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    Anyone?
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    What about the wifi? Wireless data or general wifi?
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    General. My laptop has no problems, only my phone seems to.
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    use push pin entry

    who is your service provider? I had Verizon and never had any problem with phone, Ruku, laptop connecting.
    when i switch over to Comcast, it's a long story.. I started having problems with Ruku first, then the cell phone. just
    my Samsung s3... what gives? anyway, If you have any phone with push capabilities, use that. it's same as when you use
    Netflix, when you type in a code to get service.
    note: Samsung s3...menu, then press WPS pin entry and put that info in the router
    another thing, you could lower your wireless security setting a little.
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    I use WPS as well. Works well but every once in awhile it will still have issues connecting. Its our phones. Android it seems. Tweeking my router helped a lot. Hopefully there is a fix coming.
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    Provider is Verizon. I did do some router tweaks to no avail. I tried different channels, changed security settings, stuff like that. I'll check out that link that was posted up above.

    It's strange that this never happened until the last update came out.
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    pin setup

    have you tried the pin setup??? this will bind the system together.. two system hand shake each other, i had no
    problem with the phone, tablet, etc after that.
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    I'm not having any luck here at all...
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    have you tried what i have posted?
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    You know I have had this issue since I've gotten my s3 back in September. I have tweaked the router settings and still the same issue. Went through 4 replacement phones and all of them have done the same thing. Tier 2 tech approved me for a certified pre owned Razr Maxx HD but they were waiting for my other replacement phones to come in so they could send out my Razr Maxx HD. When my replacements came in I called and all of a sudden they wouldn't approve me anymore so I said screw them. Bottom line, I think it's my router. I have a Netgear dual band router. I paid $150 for that router. But my wife's Rezound has no problems with her Rezound on our wifi network. I gave up trying to mess around with my setting and numerous replacement phones. So I just leave it on 4G since I have unlimited data.

    What brand router do you have?
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    You know that our phones have an issue with dual band routers. Something to do with the 5.0 -ghz band and a possible interferance with the LTE frequency.

    Try to adjust both bands to their strongest perspective channels. I had the same issue with my new router and this did the trick. I also used WPS to connect too.
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    WPS pin entry and put that info in the router

    use WPS pin entry and put that info in the router
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    Thanks a bunch. I think it's working now. I actually used the wps push button method. My wifi problems was when my s3 was connected to my Netgear router and I leave my phone idle for let's say 5-10mins. I go to pick up the phone and use the Internet on the phone it says I am connected to my wifi but it takes 30secs-1min for the Internet to kick in. The phone would also at various times drop my whole wifi network. But my wife's Rezound would not have any problems. Seems like your method has work. I left the phone idle for 10mins right now and when I went to use the Internet it immediately connected to the Internet. As before it would take 30sec-1min. I'll keep you updated on how things are going. Thank you so much.
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    Wanted to thank you for the tip on the wifi problem muffins. It's been 2 days and no problems what so ever. The wps pin trick worked.
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    Somehow, I completely missed your post about binding. :) So far, so good. Thank you!
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    Well, it's still doing the same thing, even after I did the WPA bind.
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    Wifi Issues after ICS

    After the ICS update the wifi on my phone would NOT stay connected. I apologize if someone has already pointed out that you need to do a factory reset after the update. It was the answer! I had tried all the obvious and not so obvious solutions mentioned throughout this forum and others. Back-up and perform a factory reset on your phone; it was easy & painless. The how-to perform a factory reset is mentioned within this forum and on YouTube.

    Hope the info is helpful.
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